Hosts.lpd allows all hosts and users (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports systems with a hosts.lpd file that contains a line with only the plus sign (+) character. This line allows all users on all hosts to use the system's printers.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Hosts.lpd allows all hosts and users

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6416)

Title: All users on all hosts trusted for printing

Description:The hosts.lpd file specifies that all users on all hosts are trusted for printing. This may be a security problem if you do not want all remote users to be able to print on your system's printers.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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